May 17, 2022

Nearly 900 National and Community Organizations, Including ALA, Call on Senate to Extend Census Deadline

From The Census Project:

Senate Leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer received a direct appeal today from an impressive array of national, state and local organizations who support a complete count of the nation in the 2020 Census to add a provision to the next COVID relief bill that would extend statutory deadlines and give the Census Bureau four more months to get a quality count of everyone in the country.

In a letter signed by nearly 900 organizations,census stakeholders said the COVID-19 pandemic had seriously hampered census operations and “…Currently, there are low response areas in every part of the country, in every state, in every city. If remaining counting operations are not done well, communities most in need of resources to improve quality of life and standards of living will get the short end of the stick for the next decade.”

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Note: ALA is listed in the section of national organizations that have signed the letter.

Other library signers include (as of August 6th):

  • Aurora Public Library, IL
  • Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, NY
  • East Side Freedom Library, MN
  • Memphis Library Foundation, TN
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